The Best Online Streaming TV Devices to Get Rid of Cable

More and more people are realizing that you don’t need to have cable to watch television. With the internet speeds increasing and streaming devices providing more online options, it is a viable solution. There are many players in this space. We will review a few of the best options to get rid of cable. Let’s talk about some of the pros and cons for each of these streaming boxes. I know there are a lot to choose from, so let’s take a look at the best options to supplement your over the air TV with these great streaming TV devices.

The Best Online Streaming TV Devices

Roku Streaming Stick

Roku Streaming Stick (3500R) (2014 Model)

A very compact device the Roku 3500R Streaming Stick uses your TV’s HDMI port to stream online content to your television. It does require a wireless internet connection to work. With 2,000 channels and over 250,000 movies and television shows, it has by far the most content out there. There is quite a bit of free content with many channels to choose. The Roku Streaming Stick allows for streaming of Netflix, Hulu+ and Amazon. They are premium channels that do require extra payments. Roku has taken all the best things about their devices and compacted it into a stick that takes up minimal space, has varying options for power sources, and works better than anything at this price point. The Roku Streaming Stick has the same basic user interface as the Roku 1. It’s in a small package that can be hidden behind the TV and powered by the USB port. The remote that comes with the Roku Streaming Stick could be designed better. You should download the remote app for your smartphone, works much better. But, you can not beat the price of about $50.00. This streaming device is a great low-cost way to enter the online streaming revolution.


  • More than 2,000+ entertainment channels
  • HD video quality
  • No cables, MHL port powers Roku Streaming Stick
  • Control with device remote and mobile app.


  • Easy to set up
  • Fast
  • Nice menu
  • Sleek
  • Small
  • Plug and Play
  • Many channels are available


  • Poor remote
  • Does not work in all countries

Here is a great video review by Audioholics